How does an African man prove to his daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture?
Actually, I don’t know.
The blogger at Hope Avenue doesn’t say anything about African men. But it has something new African men can think of when thinking about their daughters, and may even sons.
They can learn that some women do need others to help them to move. Some men too. They need women and men to help them to lift heavy things.
But, to be sure, this whole lesson is not about moving heavy furniture.
It’s about learning about self in a world that would make you lesser than or pretend that you can lift heavy things.
It’s about what you need as a woman.
Or a man.
About how to talk to your daughter (and son).
About learning what women, including your daughter if you have one, really need, if you are a man: a grandfather, a father, a male friend, a boyfriend, a husband, a lover.
It’s about learning what your son, if you have one, needs from you.
African women don’t necessarily need men to move their furniture. They need choice.
Again, then, if you missed it, read on why you shouldn’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.